We focus on the educational, cultural and social aspects of Judaism. Meetings of the group have been very well attended at the East Rec Center. The subjects have been quite varied from BDS (sanctions against Israel), Antisemitism and the UN in Global Hot Spots. Future sessions will include Jewish Medical Ethics, the Jewish Community Center in Sonoma County, and the Jewish Free Clinic in Santa Rosa. We are also looking forward to a presentation by a person from Jerusalem in December. He will discuss what it was like to retire and move to Israel. Why does an otherwise sane 57 year-old with a successful business, comfortable life, and kids and grandchildren in the U.S. decide to pick up and move to a 500 sq. foot, third-floor walk-up in Jerusalem, where he puts up with language challenges, cultural differences, occasional wars and terrorism threats, and bureaucracy which can drive you nuts? We hope to find out whether he would do it again.
The August 14 meeting focused on the United Nations and its relevance to global hotspots; The next meeting on September 18, 2 pm in the East Rec Center will feature the Jewish Community Center of Sonoma. Attendees are encouraged to bring baked goods, appetizers or other noshes to share during the session. Coffee and water will be provided. We are also asking for $1 per person to cover incidental costs. We are looking forward to seeing you at our events. We welcome all Oakmont residents at our meetings. If you would like to be added to our email list please contact me at email@example.com